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Student Opportunity – Global Health Equity Research Assistant

Student Opportunity – Global Health Equity Research Assistant

Student Opportunity – Global Health Equity Research Assistant

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Job ID: 41488

Application Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2022 @11:59pm

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Hourly Wage: $20 per hour

Weekly Hours: 12 hours per week

Start Date: May 9, 2022

End Date: September 2, 2022

Job Description

Under the supervision of Mathieu Poirier, the Global Health Equity RAY student (for up to 12 hours per week) will:

  • Support an update to and submission of a draft manuscript titled “Measuring Health Inequalities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Using Household Income, Consumption, or Assets: Does it Make a Difference?”
  • Support the planning and development of a follow up study on the impacts of intrahousehold division of wealth and assets on the predictive power of household wealth indices
  • Support the planning and development of a study evaluating global inequities in COVID-19 vaccine distribution
  • Provide support to grant applications, administrative duties, and communications activities related to global health equity metrics
  • Attend and actively participate in occasional Global Strategy Lab meetings and seminars

Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:

  • Collecting, cleaning, and supporting the analysis of data used to measure household socioeconomic status
  • Searching for academic literature, and extracting and synthesizing information to support manuscript development
  • Updating structured and annotated bibliographic reviews of existing literature
  • Managing sources using Zotero reference management software
  • Supporting the presentation of findings to internal and external audiences

Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:

  • Critical thinking
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Conducting literature review
  • Improving writing skills
  • Reference management

Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities:

  • Methodological training on data collection and analysis
  • Subject matter training on on health equity metrics and household socioeconomic status indicators
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising faculty and staff

The Global Strategy Lab is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment that celebrates people in all their diversity and encourages a variety of perspectives. We recognize that different experiences and viewpoints are a source of strength in collaboration, and the driving force behind innovative, creative, equity-minded, and globally-oriented research.


  • Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study, including global health)
  • Demonstrated interest in global health, health economics, or global development
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and familiarity with data collection and literature review
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures
  • Excellent communication skills: professional email/phone correspondence
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, email, database management, spreadsheets)
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and take on initiative
  • Demonstrates organizational and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team with researchers, students, and staff
  • Ability to read and/or write in other languages would be considered an asset

The Dahdaleh Institute welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment.

List of applications materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


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